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Culture Clash & Freedom of Speech: A Conversation with Nadine Strossen

May 29 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm



May 29
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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215 - 925-2800

Unsure what to make of recent protests and clashes on campus? Join the National Liberty Museum and Voices for Liberty for a unique opportunity to engage with one of the leading lights for civil liberties about the essential role freedom of speech plays for college campuses and other cultural institutions. Nadine Strossen joins NLM President and CEO Alaine Arnott and a panel of student leaders for compelling conversation about urgent issues sweeping campuses, museums, the arts, and more. Strossen, former ACLU President and New York Law School professor emerita, is a Senior Fellow with FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression), and author of many books on civil liberties including 2023’s Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know®.  Whether you’re a student, scholar, or concerned citizen, come with your questions and leave with a deeper understanding of why free speech matters for you, campus, and our swiftly changing society.

5:30 pm 

Doors open 

6 pm 

Moderated conversation begins, followed by audience Q&A 

7:30 pm 

Reception with light refreshments

8 pm 

Doors close 


About Nadine Strossen 

Nadine Strossen, New York Law School Professor Emerita and Senior Fellow at FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression), was national President of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008. An internationally acclaimed free speech scholar and advocate, who regularly addresses diverse audiences and provides media commentary around the world, Strossen is also the Host and Project Consultant for Free To Speak, a 3-hour documentary film series distributed on public television in 2023. Her books about free speech include: Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2023); HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (2018); and Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights (1995), which was republished with a new Preface in 2024 as part of the NYU Classics Series. In 2023, Strossen received the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Judy Blume Lifetime Achievement Award for Free Speech. She serves on the Advisory Boards of several organizations that do free speech work, including: ACLU, Academic Freedom Alliance, Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR), Heterodox Academy, National Coalition Against Censorship, and the University of Austin.

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Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106 (215) 925-2800